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Militia Flank Companies

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  • Larry Lozon
    From: Raymond Hobbs Did Militia Flank Companies actually function as Flank Companies in battles during the War of 1812?
    Message 1 of 32 , Dec 3, 2002
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      From: "Raymond Hobbs" <ray.hobbs@...>

      Did Militia Flank Companies actually function as
      'Flank Companies' in battles during the War of 1812?
      ..........................

      Sarn't Hobbs,

      My question :

      Which Flank Company, the Grenadiers or Light Companies?

      ~ then there was the 1st Regiment Kent Militia with also
      had a
      Rifle Company (Co #5),
      that also worked as a Flank Company.
    • Mark Dickerson
      Funny story As part of the light company Royal Scots, we have been doing our best to portray light infantry for the past 13 years (gosh has it been that
      Message 32 of 32 , Dec 5, 2002
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        Funny story
        As part of the light company Royal Scots, we have been doing our best to portray light infantry for the past 13 years (gosh has it been that long?). We drill for 45 min every 2 weeks, battalion and light and we still have a long way to go to learn all the bugle and whistle calls let alone the verbal commands. Case in point. I gave the command "By the right, advance in files" and one veteran of 13 years says "What's that, have we done that before?" Which we have, for about 10 years. Oh well. Back to the drawing board. But it was funny at the time.
        Mark Dickerson

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        These HIGHLY TRAINED specialist troops were first trained in standard
        infantry drill and then, only when they were competent in that, they were
        taught the EXTRA drill deeded for Light work.



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